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by Jetty
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines to start Oslo-Asmara
Replies: 32
Views: 4199

Re: Ethiopian Airlines to start Oslo-Asmara

However, that kind of fraudulent behaviour is illegal in Switzerland. Some noise had come up when the public had learned that Eritreans love to back and forth. Here is a centrist-left liberal source in German: https://bazonline.ch/schweiz/standard/fluechtlinge-auf-heimaturlaub/story/28736577 I don'...

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by Jetty
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines to start Oslo-Asmara
Replies: 32
Views: 4199

Re: Ethiopian Airlines to start Oslo-Asmara

The Eritreans I've spoken to in Norway are all afraid to go back. While I can't be sure whether that's a representative sample, it's enough for me to question the viability of this flight based on VFR at least. That will certainly be the case for some. On the other hand the Eritrean establishment o...

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by Jetty
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport Connectivity W18/19
Replies: 10
Views: 860

Re: Airport Connectivity W18/19

Rather useless analysis by Anna. Just because an airport has X flights and Y destinations does not mean the connection is possible nor logical. It doesn't say nor imply that. Connectivity simply means how well an airport is connected to other airports which is something different than 'suited for c...

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by Jetty
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines to start Oslo-Asmara
Replies: 32
Views: 4199

Re: Ethiopian Airlines to start Oslo-Asmara

An exciting route, but I do wonder how many from the diaspora will actually dare to travel back to Eritrea. It is my impression that most of them fled the regime and would have serious concerns about going back. Many ‘refugees’ even travel back to Somalia. I hope European governments take good noti...

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by Jetty
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: UN issues mandate to lift Iran sanctions on civil aviation.
Replies: 44
Views: 9647

Re: Breaking: UN issues mandate to lift Iran sanctions on civil aviation.

flylondon wrote:
US doesn't recognise the ICJ so their "order" is meaningless

:? What are you talking about? They even appoint a judge to the court.

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by Jetty
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No A380 for KLM?
Replies: 37
Views: 6998

Re: No A380 for KLM?

No disrespect to you as the OP, but there is also another little issue. Is it right to compare KL to the other 3 carriers listed? I love the Dutch, I love KLM but both home market & fleet size, total pax & destinations offered do not really compare them to the other 3 airlines you have list...

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by Jetty
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: It's amazing how prejudicial Fox News can be
Replies: 71
Views: 2358

Re: It's amazing how prejudicial Fox News can be

Can't be as bad as CNN. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-8Cn6boqcA That reporter is still working there while such ridiculous false reporting would probably get you fired even at the local newspaper in my country. Is any large US news media still unbiased? I always though NYT and WP were, but since...

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by Jetty
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux aviation - 2018
Replies: 149
Views: 15832

Re: BeNeLux aviation - 2018

LJ wrote:
Main question: from where do they get the slots?

Just apply. Slots at AMS aren't tradable (unlike LHR i.e.), so every season the slots of airlines that didn't use them will become available. Those wont be many but the odds are good enough to apply and try your chances.

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by Jetty
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair recruiting pilots in Argentina
Replies: 10
Views: 1540

Re: Ryanair recruiting pilots in Argentina

Ryanair should consider recruiting in Turkey. TK pilots get payed in Lira so EU salaries are gigantic in comparison since lira's downfall.

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by Jetty
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Penang - medium and long-haul potential
Replies: 24
Views: 2223

Re: Penang - medium and long-haul potential

KL used to fly there till around 2000 iirc, making them the latest non-Asian airline to serve the airport.

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by Jetty
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPA Announcing New INTL Route - 8/22/2018
Replies: 142
Views: 13925

Re: TPA Announcing New INTL Route - 8/22/2018

The numbers are readily available online; the lion’s share of European traffic is to the UK, Germany ranks - a distant - number two (and looking back, that was the case long before LH entered the market). That’s an inherent advantage to both BA and LH, as is the fact that the traffic overwhelming o...

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by Jetty
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Top 20 major airports in the world by actual passenger growth during H1 2018 vs H1 2017 (airports +2.5 million pax):
Replies: 3
Views: 1362

Re: Top 20 major airports in the world by actual passenger growth during H1 2018 vs H1 2017 (airports +2.5 million pax):

These numbers are very questionable already when looking at #1: HND didn't grow with 10%. Here are the actual numbers, all credit to user 'bubbalo' at SkyScraperCity. https://i.imgur.com/Ubix9l3.png https://i.imgur.com/ScMN3v5.png https://i.imgur.com/PNGyWGj.png https://i.imgur.com/YHEi7yX.png https...

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by Jetty
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair long haul routes
Replies: 70
Views: 13054

Re: Finnair long haul routes

jodieellis wrote:
Are they the largest airline in Europe by number of Asian destination?

Not even close. Though to East-Asia (China, Korea, Japan) they probably are.

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by Jetty
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF/KLM Unions bristle as Air Canada Exec tipped for CEO
Replies: 50
Views: 7512

Re: AF/KLM Unions bristle as Air Canada Exec tipped for CEO

Title is wrong, it's only the AF unions that don't want him. KL unions probably couldn't care less about his nationality or are even happy he isn't French.

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by Jetty
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?
Replies: 106
Views: 11833

Re: NYT: New USA Sanctions Could Include Limits on TK

this will probably result in TK canceling its $10bn+ order from Boeing. Where are they supposed to get aircraft then? From Airbus headquartered in The Netherlands where Turkey doesn't even have an ambassador anymore because of another diplomatically conflict, and where according to Erdogan the peop...

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by Jetty
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?
Replies: 106
Views: 11833

Re: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?

I might not go up country, or fulfill a bucket list dream to take the train from Istanbul to Ankara, but things would have to get much more fraught before I'd decline to travel to the city. Do go up country I’d say. For a rational judgement compare traffic casualties with casualties of armed confli...

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by Jetty
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 94094

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

treetreeseven wrote:
He said "nah I'm a white guy" on the ATC audio. What does he mean by that?

I ussumed that to mean he expected to be a victim of affirmative action, not allowed in most civilized countries, but a real thing in the USA.

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by Jetty
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 94094

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

A lunatic flying barrel rolls over populated areas, and it’s in the public’s “best interest” to let him continue his antics? What’d they think, that this criminal was going to all of a sudden comply and make a nice landing? Give me a break. He was flying close and low enough to people on the ground...

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by Jetty
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM : who bought whom?
Replies: 14
Views: 2178

Re: Air France-KLM : who bought whom?

In fact, the money from new shares issues by the Air France-KLM holding was used to buy the shares of both Air France and KLM. KL yes, AF no. AF shareholders became shareholders of AFKL. Others are in the hands of the Dutch and French states and in the hands of several foundations. With the differe...

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by Jetty
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM : who bought whom?
Replies: 14
Views: 2178

Re: Air France-KLM : who bought whom?

What I still don’t get though: when “the holding company bought KLM shares”, what money was that? I presume there wasn’t a new company with new money being set up, but that the hold on company was basically the old AF, which i) created a holding company ii) converted its own AF operating business i...

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by Jetty
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?
Replies: 106
Views: 11833

Re: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?

I don't think the ability to fly to the US is TK's largest risk, the overall economy of Turkey poses a much greater threat. The operator of the new airport might also get in heavy weather having a large amount of foreign debt which becomes harder to repay with the plummeting lira. Erdogan has the so...

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by Jetty
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?
Replies: 98
Views: 11357

Re: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?

So air service isn't to serve places that are worth visiting? Strange! I do realize there is the business and government aspect behind air service, but tourism is also one of the components behind providing air service or why are there flights to the Seychelles for example? Indeed, air service is f...

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by Jetty
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?
Replies: 98
Views: 11357

Re: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?

This whole discussion about whether Brussels is worth visiting is hardly relevant for air service. What matters is the number of tourists actually visiting: Amsterdam ranks 13th worldwide while Brussels doesn't make the top 30. https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/thirty-most-visited-cities-world-a7...

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by Jetty
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM : who bought whom?
Replies: 14
Views: 2178

Re: Air France-KLM : who bought whom?

According to the article referenced below a new holding company AF-KLM acquired the equity of the two airlines and in exchange issued shares in the new parent to their previous owners. At the time of the merger the French state owned 44% of the new parent, other Air France shareholder 37% and KLM s...

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by Jetty
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC COO potential new AF-KLM boss
Replies: 30
Views: 4736

Re: AC COO potential new AF-KLM boss

KLM has a good young CEO, Elbers, who is apparently by-passed to succeed the french CEO , because he isn't french and he is very business oriented. Raising big question marks on the (growing, more profitable) KLM / Dutch side (break out!). This seems a compromise. With KLM CEO Elbers probably now o...

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by Jetty
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Man fined for having a bag of trash in his van
Replies: 29
Views: 1209

Re: Man fined for having a bag of trash in his van

If you have that waste in anything like a commercial waste bag, or in bulk, or anything that looks suspiciously like you are moving it in bulk, then yes you need a licence. And yes, we pay people to police this, and yes it's a good thing - we have a history here in the UK of trades workmen deciding...

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by Jetty
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why arent Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia popular with carriers?
Replies: 75
Views: 10401

Re: Why arent Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia popular with carriers?

From my hometown AMS I can fly direct to multiple destinations on the other side of the world in the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia. Calling them unpopular with carriers wholly depends on which carriers you're looking at, as is true with almost every destination.

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by Jetty
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates massive reductions in service due to rway replacement
Replies: 20
Views: 4814

Re: Emirates massive reductions in service due to rway replacement

JannEejit wrote:
Does DXB replace it's runway surface more often than other busy major hubs ?

Seems only logical with hot temperatures, frequent usage and likely the on average heaviest planes of any major hub.

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by Jetty
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns
Replies: 144
Views: 12689

Re: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns

They are rumored to be looking at Sebastién Bazin, current CEO of AccorHotels. He is said to have the support of Chinese shareholders in Accor Hotels. Interestingly, Accor Hotels seems to be interested in taking over the shares in Air France that the French state currently owns. Lot's of gossip, bu...

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by Jetty
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How do airlines balance their transatlantic summer demand in the winter?
Replies: 18
Views: 4268

Re: How do airlines balance their transatlantic summer demand in the winter?

I don't know how existing planes are scheduled, but what also has an impact and is an used method is heavy maintenance during quiet periods and the delivery of new planes ahead of the busy season and the retiring of old planes after the busy season. Those 2 combined already provide 5-10% more availa...

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by Jetty
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 713
Views: 62570

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Interesting thought - if DL initiates nonstop service to AMS from Austin, mightn't it create an incentive for AA to offer non-stop DFW-AMS service? AA does DFW-AMS summer seasonally, and that’s the best they can do apparently, they just can’t sustain it year round. Even KL couldn’t make summer seas...

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by Jetty
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airliner is this?
Replies: 62
Views: 8965

Re: What airliner is this?

I'm actually Dutch but I didn't expect that our police couldn't find this out them-self... Of course they could if they needed to. But sourcing information from the public seems like a sensible use of resources. They needed to contact a whole lot of people to find out the location of all 12 picture...

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by Jetty
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airliner is this?
Replies: 62
Views: 8965

Re: What airliner is this?

20:57 local time? Looks like 20:57 was the timestamp of the picture they've somehow obtained. So probably local time indeed. With public data from Airfleet.net and a gold subscription on FR24 one can guess that AV had A318 flying on these flights on 16JAN18 from 20:01 to 21:25 local Colombia time: ...

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by Jetty
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airliner is this?
Replies: 62
Views: 8965

Re: What airliner is this?

MartijnNL wrote:
Did someone already report his findings to the police?

I've send police the suggestion of Avianca (which makes much sense for a drug-dealer) and a link to this thread.

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by Jetty
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16960

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

Sharia means following the 5 elements of ISLAM and following the law of the land you are at !!! Isis , Taliban , Bako Haram doesn't represent Islam at all . 90% of the laws that were enforced by those terrorist organizations aren't required by islam i.e women covering their face , attacking others ...

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by Jetty
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airliner is this?
Replies: 62
Views: 8965

Re: What airliner is this?

They're searching for the location of this photo as well. Could it be an airport bus? Anybody got an idea about the location? https://www.politie.nl/binaries/standaard/content/gallery/politie/gezocht/verdachten/2018/juni/11-le/foto-11-waar-is-deze-foto-gemaakt.jpg Since the OP gave absolutely no inf...

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by Jetty
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16960

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

Why would that aircraft need crew and how does he expect it to reach any Muslim country?! Besides, there are plenty of Shariah-Compliant airlines out there, such as Saudi Airlines and Malaysia. Next! Why would it need to reach a Muslim country? There are millions of Muslims in Europe and that numbe...

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by Jetty
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16960

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

They say they won't enforce Sharia, they offer it. In which way doesn't a regular airline 'offer' a non-enforceable Sharia? Most have suited meal options available. The only potential difference that comes to mind is the attire of the cabin-crew. But if it isn't enforced on other passengers you mig...

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by Jetty
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.
Replies: 109
Views: 7224

Re: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.

Iran? Pumping billions into terrorism?? What a joke! Some members here really need history and politics crash courses...pronto!! So what are you saying? Are Hamas, ISIS, Hezbollah, PIJ, Al Quaeda and Taliban not terrorist organizations? I am absolutely disgusted to see several people here seriously...

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by Jetty
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miss America drops swimsuit competition
Replies: 53
Views: 2072

Re: Miss America drops swimsuit competition

Sad! :cry:

I was hoping that feminist influences would cause nipples to be freed during the swimsuit competition, but this result is entirely different. :shakehead:

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by Jetty
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU commission adds Venezuelan Airline Avior Air to the EU Blacklist
Replies: 8
Views: 1084

Re: EU commission adds Venezuelan Airline Avior Air to the EU Blacklist

jkd4855 wrote:
Perhaps Avior wanted to start service to French Guiana

Probably more relevant for the Dutch islands right at Venezuela's coast. 5R actually flies there from CCS.

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by Jetty
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA dropping Calgary effective October for winter sced.
Replies: 53
Views: 10096

Re: BA dropping Calgary effective October for winter sced.

ddp wrote:
Losing BA also means the onwards connections takes a bit hit.

I doubt BA was relevant for it’s onward connections as 90%+ of those are covered by KL, even in the UK itself. Losing LON non-stop is the real loss.

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by Jetty
Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 57021

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Channex757 wrote:
I pray every night that Theresa May grows a spine and has a Night of the Long Knives.

Every Brexiteer sacked from Government posts.

We could then have a Grand Coalition, a Government of National Unity.

Theresa May and Diane Abbott in one government :eek: That might even be worse than Brexit.

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by Jetty
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: AF to start CDG-MVD Non stop 3x w/787
Replies: 11
Views: 2270

Re: Rumour: AF to start CDG-MVD Non stop 3x w/787

dcajet wrote:
Have not heard anything, but it would a great addition to MVD's movements. Here's rooting for you, guys.

This is a great way to start a rumour indeed. :D

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by Jetty
Wed May 30, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Person falls onto tarmac and dies after being removed from aircraft
Replies: 37
Views: 10456

Re: Person falls onto the tarmac and dies while being removed from the plane.

People still use paper tickets nowadays? I thought they were all electronic. I always print out the PDF, but mostly the check in desk personnel just want to see your ID or passport for international trips. In the western world that might be the norm but this happened in Turkey, where some airlines ...

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by Jetty
Sat May 26, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AF/KL Break Up. Is it possible?
Replies: 7
Views: 1891

Re: AF/KL Break Up. Is it possible?

It's possible if the shareholders decide to, but why would they? If they split, each shareholder ends up with a piece of Air France and a piece of KLM, and in the short-to-midterm, neither carrier will come out in a better position. AFKL doesn't own a majority of the voting rights of KL, thus it's ...

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by Jetty
Thu May 24, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports With Highest Proportion of Transit Pax
Replies: 46
Views: 7268

Re: Airports With Highest Proportion of Transit Pax

If transiting passengers stay on their planes the whole flight, why are there transiting lounges at some airports that have a large number of transiting passengers? Airlines have complained about the US not allowing them. That may be because they use a wrong definition of transit, a better word wou...

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by Jetty
Thu May 24, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports With Highest Proportion of Transit Pax
Replies: 46
Views: 7268

Re: Airports With Highest Proportion of Transit Pax

I doubt the title means what OP intended. When transiting you stay on the same plane with the same flight number. The answer might be Singapore as they still have quite some 5th freedom flights. Transiting passengers are those flying into 1 country and changing planes and going to another country. i...

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by Jetty
Tue May 22, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier: Drunk, CrimeFederal Charges For Man Caught Peeing In-Flight
Replies: 48
Views: 4594

Re: Frontier: Drunk, CrimeFederal Charges For Man Caught Peeing In-Flight

NZ321 wrote:
I think we have more important things to talk about than this, please.

Could it be that this mans problem has anything to do with the rules regarding liquids? If he wasn't forced to drink all bottles he had with him when entering the terminal he might have been able to better control his bladder.

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by Jetty
Tue May 22, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier: Drunk, CrimeFederal Charges For Man Caught Peeing In-Flight
Replies: 48
Views: 4594

Re: Frontier: Drunk, CrimeFederal Charges For Man Caught Peeing In-Flight

To be fair, he did manage to pee in the pocket and not on the floor. So it could have been worse. :cheeky:

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